Eeva Haaramo has covered the Finnish startup and tech scene for the past seven years. As a freelance journalist, she enjoys writing about entrepreneurs, innovation and industry trends in the Nordic region. She has a passion for fitness and green tech.
It has arrived. The European Union’s revised Payment Services Directive, or PSD2, came into force on 13 January 2018. The regulation will push retail banks to open up their customer data, and Sweden could have a good head start. Daniel Kjellén, CEO of Swedish fintech startup Tink, believes the post-PSD2 ideal already exists in Sweden thanks to its robust financial technology (fintech) ecosystem. “A UBS study [Open banking & PSD2: more margin cuts?]
Another month, another large-scale cyber attack. That’s what 2017 felt like for many. Notably, the WannaCry ransomware attack in May, followed by NotPetya a month later, paralysed computers – and companies – globally. One of the hardest hit was Danish shipping giant Maersk, which estimates NotPetya cost it up to €300m in lost revenue. But have these highly publicised attacks affected Nordic companies’ approach to cyber security?
Chatbots, layoffs, closer startup ties and Payment Directive II (PSD2) – these themes coloured the Nordic finance industry in 2017 as banks accelerated their digitisation efforts. And they cannot afford to slow down in 2018 as the number of fintechs coming in with completely new value propositions is increasing every year, according to Halvor Lande, head of digitisation at DNB, Norway’s largest bank.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".